Champions of Sustainability Awards

Sustainable Berkeley received over 30 applications for the first annual Champions of Sustainability Award. The prize celebrates achievements in improving BerkeleyÂ’s environmental health, economic vitality, and social equity. A panel of judges consisting of peers from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors will evaluate each entry.

A panel of judges consisting of peers from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors will evaluate each entry.

And the winners are . . .


“Using the Marketplace to Make Change”


FastUpFront Business Loans / Cash Advances

FastUpFront has made every effort to promote "Green Business Models". They have used their pull in the small business loan industry to further the interests of sustainability through education and practice in the small business financing sector.



Biofuel Oasis

BioFuel Oasis provides greater public access to biodiesel, a renewable fuel made mostly from vegetable oil. It is the only place in Alameda, San Francisco and Marin Counties where people can buy biodiesel at a public pump. Their 1,600 customers value the fact that biodiesel has cleaner emissions than diesel fuel and that it is non-toxic and biodegrades very quickly.



Freight Shipping Canada

Less than Load freight services have always been a great way to reduce emmissions connected to commercial transport. Freight Shipping Canada has been promoting freight methods that work best in terms of business effeciency as well as environmental benefit.


Fundraising offers easy fundraising products and services. Their programs work well for schools, churches, PTA, sports teams or any other group fundraising projects. With over 12 years of fundraising expertise will make your fundraisers successful!

Non-profit/Community Group

“Beyond Education to Action”


Alameda County Computer Resource Center

ACCRC has diverted 2.4 million pounds of toxic waste from landfills, while helping to bridge the digital divide by providing regular, effective access to information technologies to under-served communities through donations of about 1,700 refurbished computers to socially and economically disadvantaged people and groups unable to acquire them on their own.



Rising Sun Energy

Rising Sun Energy Center hires and trains youth to provide free home audits with energy and water conservation retrofits and educate residents. Since 2000, their program has expanded from serving just Berkeley to serving the Bay Area with summer youth employment programs, hiring over 300 high-school students annually.



People Cube - Facility & Resource Management Software

People Cube has become well known across multiple industries for their award winning scheduling software the helps business maximize resource effeciency through advanced facility management. Their software can be utilized by both commercial and not for profit organizations.


Public Institution

“Leading by Example”


UC Berkeley, Cal Dining

Cal Dining is committed to a wide range of issues relating to environmentally-conscience business practices. These include the certification of two operations on the UCB campus to become Green Business Certified. It was also the first university dining service in the United States to become Certified Organic, undergoing an intensive certification process through CCOF. This year a 100% organic salad bar was launched at the Crossroads dining hall.




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